Cecilia Bonilla is a multi disciplinary visual artist working with collage, installation, assemblage and video.
In her compositions Bonilla often appropriates mass-produced imagery from sources such as discarded books, fashion magazines and catalogues. Taking this existing imagery she subverts its original meaning through subtle alterations or amendments which reconfigure, pervert and dismantle the original image source. Throughout her work, themes of domesticity, the ideals of beauty, ‘life-style’, and other social constructs are questioned, corrupted and undermined through minimal, yet skilful assemblage and modification.
Her recent exhibitions include Contagio (2020), Cecilia Brunson Projects, London; Project Paperophylia (2020) Charlie Smith Gallery, London; Notices in a Mutable Terrain (2019), Piero Atchugarry gallery, Miami; I’ts Not Forever (2018), Galeria del Paseo, Punta; del Este, Uruguay. In 2016 she was a finalist for the National Prize for Visual Arts Montevideo, Uruguay; Bonilla has also exhibited as part of Photomonth, Krakow, (2013) at Centre for Photography, Stockholm (2010) and Nurture Art, NY (2010). Her videos have been screened at Arnolfini, Bristol (2010), at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (2013), at EyeBeam, NY (2013), amongst others.
Bonilla first studied Fine Art as New World School of the Arts, Miami Florida (1997-99) to later complete her MFA At Chelsea College of Art and Design UK (2004-06).She currently lives and works in Margate, UK. Bonilla is represented by Galeria del Paseo, Lima, Peru – Punta del Este -Uruguay.
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